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  • Oxygen

    Oxygen

    ★★★

    Mélanie Laurent takes my breath away.

    Yeah, I went there.

    She simply lifts this otherwise fine, if unremarkable, Sci Fi romp and makes it something worth watching by sheer talent alone.

  • Saint Maud

    Saint Maud

    ★★★★★

    After some doubts I decided to give this full marks. It deserves it. It has no qualms and doubts about what it is and is therefore a perfect example of a film that tries to depict a troubled mind.

    I have to start with Morfydd Clark. She is absolutely amazing and gives a performance that just relentlessly sucks you into Maud's reality. A place you'd rather not be, but Morfydd forces you to keep watching by her presence and the…

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  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

    ★★★★★

    I love the stupidity of holding on to what has moved on.

    I love the smallness of the biggest emotion we know.

    I love the pain that doesn't seem to leave but you know somehow it will.

    I love seeing love.

    And I love how Wong Kar-Wai manages to capture all of the above and mold it into a piece of visual poetry, instilled with the melancholy, pain, joy, frivolity and promise our species' most powerful four letter word possesses.…

  • Frozen

    Frozen

    ★★★

    Daughter 1: Daddy, can we watch Frozen?

    Me: Sure thing, honey. Does your brother want to watch as well?

    Son: What's it about?

    Daughter 1: Oh it's about princesses and true love!

    Son - blank stare-

    Daughter: and there's a snow monster.

    Son: Let's roll.

    -movie finishes, Daughter 1 is blaring Let it Go at the top of her lungs-

    Me: What'd you think, buddy?

    -Son gives me a look-

    Me: C'mon, wasn't that bad was it?

    Son (these are…